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Remember

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Renenber

This is an advance screening of a new feature film by Academy Award winning director Atom Egoyan with an all-star cast (including Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, and Bruno Ganz).   The film tells the story of Zev, an elderly nursing-home resident suffering from dementia, who is guided by a fellow Holocaust survivor to seek out and execute the Auschwitz commander who murdered his family seven decades earlier.  This thrilling tale of suspense is provocative and is infused with black humor. Read more

Haiti International Film Festival: "La Belle Vie"

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Rachelle Salnave

Black History Month

Haitian Americans Telling their Stories

Q&A after the Film

The Haiti International Film Festival includes three feature documentaries about Haitian Americans telling their authentic stories of their struggle with their dual identity of being Haitian and American. This film: La Belle Vie is a story about a Haitian-American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave’s journey to discover her Haitian roots... Read more

Film Screening: “10,000 Black Men named George”

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

10,000 Black Men Named George Movie Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

The story of union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. To register for this event please, Read more

Katherine Dunham: Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Katherine Dunham

Black History Month

Please join Africana Studies Professor Aimee Glocke for a celebration of the works of Katherine Dunahm. Dunham was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances. Read more

The Tree of Life

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

tree

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
The Tree of Life
 is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and meaning of life by way of a middle-aged man's childhood memories of his family living in 1950s Texas, interspersed with imagery of the origins of the universe and the inception of life on Earth. Read more

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

creature with red eyes in the forest

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
The recipient of the prized Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hypnotic drama tells the haunting story of a Thai man suffering from kidney failure who retreats to the countryside to die in the company of his loved ones. 
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Meek’s Cutoff

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

pioneer woman aiming a rifle

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
Meek's Cutoff
 is a 2010 American western film directed by Kelly Reichardt. The film was shown in competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The story is loosely based on a historical incident on the Oregon Trail in 1845, in which frontier guide Stephen Meek led a wagon train on an ill-fated journey through the Oregon desert along the route later known as the Meek Cutoff in the western United States. Read more

Antichrist

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

woman squatting in the forest

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe and Cannes best actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg—retreat to their cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other.
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The Turin Horse

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Turin Horse poster

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it.
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Leviathan

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Leviathan poster

Andrei Tarkovsky+: His Films and His Legacy
The film was adjudged as the best film of the year at the 2014 London Film Festival and the 45th International Film Festival of India. It won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.  It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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